Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’, this cultivar of the Ericaceous family is growing in the sheltered and shaded sunken north facing courtyard of the front glasshouse range. Lush shiny foliage is held on strong arching stems. This year these growths are terminated with masses of ivory coloured bell shaped flowers.
In ideal conditions such as these this evergreen will make a mass 900mm high and spread 1metre around. It tolerates hard pruning and regenerates from basal shoots. Reddish tinges to the new growth and silvery flecks through the more mature foliage.